Waterlooville boxer Chamberlain ready to go the distance in front of the BT Sport cameras this weekend

Mark Chamberlain is ready to prove himself over the longer eight-round distance once again in front of the BT Sport cameras.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 1:39 pm
Mark Chamberlain, left, on his way to victory against Laszlo Szoke in Leicester in 2019. Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images.

The Waterlooville lightweight fights for the third time since boxing returned in Britain last July when he faces Jordan Ellison this Saturday on promoter Frank Warren's Copper Box Arena show.

This will be just the second time the southpaw, 22, has fought over the eight-round distance after an outstanding points win against Shaun Cooper in October.

Highly-rated Chamberlain had been hoping for a top-20 British ranked opponent after that impressive victory.

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However, the 7-0 prospect insisted he'll be taking nothing for granted against Ellison, who has won just 11 of his 45 pro bouts.

The Waterlooville lightweight said: 'I’ve just got to go in there and do what I’ve got to do.

'You can’t ever overlook anyone no matter how many fights they’ve had or if they’re a journeyman, they’re still there to take your record.

'I know he’s had like 40 fights and won 11. His record says that he’s durable and he’s only been stopped in six of those fights.

'It’s all experience and I’ve got to suck it up I suppose being on tele with the pressure and everything like that.'

Chamberlain has gained a reputation for his ferocious power since making the move into the pro ranks, winning four of his seven professional bouts inside the distance.

But he has been keen to show there is more to him than just power punching as he prepares for another eight-round battle.

He said: 'I’ll be looking to get rounds, ideally, I’d like to get eight rounds in.

‘If I can’t and I can get him out of there then obviously I will.

‘I’ve prepared for eight hard rounds so I’m ready to go.

‘Hopefully the next one is a 10-rounder and then whatever route they want to go down with me.'